Crp Test

Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…perform this test for the inflammatory marker. In fact, should you have a strong family history of heart disease, you should have your inflammatory markers evaluated-- that means CRP, Lp(a) and homocysteine as well. * If both your CRP and Lp(a) levels are high, I recommend further testing for ferritin…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…levels of CRP (inflammation) puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a reading below one. Now it’s your turn: Has your doctor tested your inflammation…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy to recognize—weakness or sudden loss of control over one or more parts…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…that you want them tested before you have your blood drawn, because he or she may need to order additional tests. Not all of them are part of traditional lipid panels. Now it's your turn: Have you had your heart risk factors tested? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Function Tests to Assess Heart Disease…

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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…healthy body. Follow these steps to ensure your blood is in the best condition possible. 1. Get tested. At your next medical examination, ask your doctor to check you for inflammation by monitoring your CRP and fibrinogen levels. 2. Quit smoking. Smoking causes sludgy, viscous, and inflamed blood. Stopping…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…inflammation or plaque buildup. These include the following: * Elevated homocysteine * Lp(a), the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess…

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